Guardians Director on Fox, Marvel Character Swap Deal

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will feature Ego the Living Planet thanks to a character swap between Fox and Marvel, a trade director James Gunn says he’s very grateful for.

In a post of Facebook, Gunn discussed the trade — which granted Marvel the use of Ego in exchange for allowing Fox to take some creative liberties with Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool — admitting he crafted the story for Guardians 2 before realizing Marvel Studios didn’t have the rights to the character.

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